Almost immediately, the earthquake of July 9, 1958, was followed by a massive wave that splashed to a maximum height of 1,720 feet on the southeast spur of Gilbert Inlet at the headland of Lituya Bay, then by a wave that wiped everything in its path over an area of about 4 square miles (10.4 sq. kms) on either side of the Bay.
There were three fishing boats anchored near the ent...
1. Taipei 101, Taiwan
2. Petronas Towers, Malaysia
3. Sears Tower, USA
4. Jin Mao Tower, China
5. Two International Finance Centre, China
6. CITIC Plaza, China
7. Shun Hing Square, China
8. Empire State Building, USA
9. Central Plaza, China
10. Bank of China, China
The Pratas Islands or Dong-Sha Islands consists of three islands located in northeastern South China Sea, 340 km southeast of Hong Kong.
First called Moon Island, Pratas Islands was first acknowledged as Chinese territory during the Chin and Han dynasties. Further development was under taken during the Ming era. A Japanese businessman named N...
Thitu Island (or Pagasa in Filipino) is the second largest island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The territory is contested by Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia. Currently claimed by the Philippines, it has a landing strip (Rancudo Airfield) with two commercial flights weekly and a small harbour. There are 100 inhabitants, mostly military, fishermen and weatherme...